The widow of a well-known local journalist is poised to receive one of the largest settlements Muni has issued in the past two years.
Today, the agency’s board of directors is expected to discuss in a closed-door session whether to approve a $900,000 payout for the wife of Bill Brand, who died in 2009 after being hit by a train near AT&T Park. Read More
Newly appointed District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang has announced that she plans to work to reduce the number of switchbacks encountered by Muni riders. A switchback refers to Muni’s annoying and all-too-common practice of stopping a train or bus short of its destination and ordering off all passengers to await another vehicle. Read More
Police are cracking down on an increase in drug dealing at the end of the N-Judah light-rail line in the Outer Sunset district following complaints from residents.
In recent weeks, the Taraval Police Station has conducted nine operations to weed out a problem that has ebbed and flowed in the neighborhood over the years. Read More
Painted transit-only lanes, more travel-prediction signs and changes to traffic signals to prioritize trains are part of a series of improvements planned for Muni’s N-Judah line.
With 12.8 million passengers annually, the N-Judah is the transit agency’s busiest light-rail line, but it frequently gets bogged down in automobile traffic while making the long journey between downtown and Ocean Beach in the Sunset district. Read More
A new strategy to deter fare scofflaws is paying huge dividends for Muni, with the transit agency reporting a 79 percent increase in citations since the policy was unveiled in November.
Under the direction of new security chief Lea Militello, who arrived in November, Muni has issued 37,718 fare-evasion citations over the past nine months, a major jump from the 21,061 tickets handed out over the same time period in the year prior. Read More
After nine full days of transit disruptions, traffic shutdowns and bike path closures, normalcy returned for hundreds of thousands of commuters Monday.
Centered on construction projects in the Duboce Triangle and Cole Valley neighborhoods, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s “long shutdown” was a big pain for commuters, but there are now big-time improvements as a result of the work. Read More
Travelers from Ocean Beach to the Financial District should expect to be inconvenienced next week by a major construction project that will impact as many as 100,000 bicyclists, motorists and transit riders in The City. Read More
Rail replacement work on Muni’s N-Judah line will not happen this weekend as planned, due to the rainy forecast.The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, intended to close down portions of Church and Duboce streets as well as Carl Street for the rail rehabilitation project, which will replace infrastructure that is more than 30 years old. Read More
Traveling on Muni’s light-rail lines is never exactly smooth, but it’s particularly bumpy on the N-Judah.
The line, which carries passengers from Ocean Beach to the Caltrain station on Fourth and King streets, was involved in 84 collisions between 2008 and 2011, making it far more accident-prone than the five other Muni train lines.
Click on the photo at right to see a graphical breakdown of accident rates on the N-Judah and Muni light rail vehicles. Read More
Faves and raves by Daniel Cech
YEARS IN THE CITY: Two
NEIGHBORHOOD: Mission district
SELF-DESCRIPTION: Transplant from Ohio; good food and beer is his passion Read More